N.B. - new blog from today forward: http://thepinkopossumstudio.blogspot.com and website is www.thepinkopossumstudio.com I am leaving The Whimsical Dowager up for posterity I guess at least for now. There is a lot of me in this blog and I'm not so quick that I want to erase it all.
Hi all! Today will be the last post at the Whimsical Dowager. I have decided to build a brand new blog as well as my website. This past year has been rough and it flowed well over into the new year of 2016. I am just now getting my energy and motivation back. Let's just say I spent far too long in a dark place but hopefully that is all over with for now.
I know many of you felt abandoned and it was most certainly not my attention... depression is a powerful thing that could stop a charging elephant in its tracks! Anyway, with the turning of my 61st birthday I felt I needed a fresh start hence the new blog and website. I hope at least some of you will be willing to follow me again and to those that don't I understand.
I feel my artsy interests have also metamorphosed where many of the old things no longer, at least now, hold no interest for me. (Never say never...) I am still weaving but on the smaller size of necklaces and tapestries. I have also picked up bead weaving which is just as meditative as weaving being as similar as they are. I have also fallen in love with paper collage and am just awaiting a couple of tools to get started in that.
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you over at my website and my new blog.
Great big giant hugs to you all...
Saturday, June 25, 2016
I've been hard at work in my studio challenging myself and taking leaps into the often unknown. I still have my weaving passion, as well as whimsical paintings and have been having lots of fun making prints on my homemade 12"x12" geli plate. WARNING: geli printing is ADDICTIVE!
I've also been trying my hand at making my own stencils but I have really gotten hooked on learning collage. As usual I am taking more classes than humanly possible to finish in this lifetime but I have been paying special attention to actually making the art from the workshops this year!... that's a big NEW terrain for me : )
The house is collecting cobwebs I am ashamed to say and the garden... well, the garden. It having been so cold so late into the spring I couldn't do anything outside. Then it got too buggy... because of the incredibly mild winter the bugs were really in force once it started warming up at the end of May. I hope to get at least my herb garden started and the trellises and arbor up but I have a feeling that will be the limit this year. Hopefully, this fall won't get so cold so quickly and I can plant the bulbs and peonies for next season.
This is where I left off last spring... stay tuned for an update
Have a fabulous summer everyone - I will check in as time allows...
Saturday, January 9, 2016
I have been blogging since late 2009 and it has been a wonderful journey. It really is an Internet journal where I have tracked my ever fickle muse and my eclectic personality. Many blogs are going the way of the Dodo and although I am unsure where my blog is going at the moment I hope to find a new fit for my online journaling. I have loved making friends although truthfully I have not been the best at keeping in touch. I'm currently thinking about changes that I could make to The Whimsical Dowager to keep both myself writing and at the same time entertaining my many dear friends. I don't know how long these changes will take nor what they will look like or even if they will happen. Know that I will still visit you all more no matter what happens.
Giant Hugs for now...
Giant Hugs for now...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Lest you all think I finally jumped off the cliff of blogging I thought I should at least make a sound or two to let you know I'm still here. I really had forgotten how much
trouble inquisitiveness could be contained inside one little kitten!!! Winnie has no limits to her creative questioning of the world around her! I even have to take the top thread off my sewing machine at night lest she chew on it...
To get you on your way for this new week...